Interdisciplinary master's degree designed to help students gain clinical experience along with academic knowledge within the field of bioethics. Graduates are prepared for education, research and service pertinent to the ethical issues in healthcare and beyond.
This program is especially valuable for those preparing for careers as clinical ethicists, nurses, physicians, dentists, theologians, lawyers, and most healthcare professions.
The MA in Bioethics degree requires 48 units of coursework consisting of numerous courses of mostly 3 units each, and culminates in two 3/2-unit capstone courses, Masters Seminar I & II. One of the Masters Seminars focuses on comprehensive knowledge and the other on a publishable paper. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 or above.
A specialized clinical master's degree which prepares students wishing to pursue chaplaincy as a career. In addition to chaplaincy and leadership coursework, four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will be earned. Our goal is to prepare chaplains who can model the "teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ," and are trained at the highest level of professionalism, in preparation for board certification by APC.
Graduates will meet the requirements for employment as a full, board-certified chaplain as defined by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). Chaplains may choose careers in healthcare, military, education, corporate, and beyond.
108 quarter units. The average time to complete the degree is 3 years if enrolled full-time.
The Master of Arts in Religion and Society degree, offering customizable options of study, is designed for those seeking to serve the church and world in the 21st century in a variety of capacities. The degree is ideal for individuals seeking deeper biblical, theological, and philosophical insight, spiritual growth, practical competency, and cultural literacy in the context of a range of vocational settings—healthcare, the local church (non-ordained ministry), non-profit organizations, secondary education (teaching certifications must be obtained independently), further graduate study and more.
This degree does not generally lead directly to employment and is intended mainly for personal and professional enrichment. Graduates may be better-prepared for further graduate studies in religion, public health and policy, therapy, law, medicine or ministry.
48 quarter units; undergraduate degree in religion not required. The average length of time to complete if enrolled full-time is 2 yrs. (5 yrs maximum allowed).